Pilgrimage: traffic, safety, and staying in-the-know

Franklin Police want to remind residents and this weekend’s festival-goers that traffic in & around downtown, especially on Franklin Rd., Hillsboro Rd., Mack Hatcher, Liberty Pike, Murfreesboro Rd., and Cool Springs Blvd. will be heavier than usual. In addition to increased volume, motorists will certainly see delays.

Franklin Police will have a notable presence on impacted roads to assist with traffic flow. Traffic flow will also be managed by temporary one-way road designations and modified traffic signal timing and operation.

To get traffic & safety alerts from Franklin Police, text PILGRIMAGE to 888777. And, follow @FranklinTNPD on Twitter. 

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Franklin Police establish appointment hotline for child car seat checkups: (615) 550-6783

Franklin Police have several certified technicians who can check your child’s car seat to make sure it’s properly installed. These specially trained police officers will actually put your seat in for you, which can, especially, be a relief to new parents.

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, so Franklin Police have created an appointment hotline that parents needing installation help or to have their installed seat double-checked can call: (615) 550-6783, or schedule your appointment by email.

Here are some great links to information provided by top safety experts on car seats:

  • Car Seat Types: Determine whether your child fits best in a rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, booster seat, or seat belt.
  • Car Seat Recommendations: Review NHTSA’s recommendations for the best car seat for your child’s age and size.
  • Find and Compare: Find and compare car seats with NHTSA’s handy car seat finder, which also searches specific brands.

Franklin Police
– Connecting, Protecting –
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Been thinking about a career with the FPD? There are only two weeks left to apply

Reminder: Through September 10, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on September 27th. Qualified applicants will be contacted with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $47,500 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers, increasing to $50k after probation
  • $44,000 for entry-level, non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and paid holidays
  • Shift differential pay
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • TCRS enhanced retirement

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Reminder: Franklin PD Accepting Applications for Police Officer, through September 10

Reminder: Through September 10, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on September 27th. Qualified applicants will be contacted with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $47,500 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers, increasing to $50k after probation
  • $44,000 for entry-level, non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and paid holidays
  • Shift differential pay
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • TCRS enhanced retirement

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Franklin PD Now Hiring: Police Officers

Through September 10, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on September 27th. Qualified applicants will be contacted with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $47,500 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers, increasing to $50k after probation
  • $44,000 for entry-level, non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers

    After successful completion of probation and training, salary increases to $24.04/hour, or $50,000 per year.

  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and paid holidays
  • Shift differential pay
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • TCRS enhanced retirement

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Schools begin reopening soon; please drive cautiously in active school zones

Starting this Friday, school zones in Franklin will become active as area kids begin heading back to school under limited-capacity plans. Officers will be vigilant in active school zones across the city, focusing on speeding drivers, improper passing, and Tennessee’s law on cell phone use. 

Franklin Police Officers will be closely monitoring bus routes and citing drivers who disregard the flashing red lights and stop signs on school buses.

Motorists should anticipate slower than usual traffic in and around school zones. To avoid being late to your destination, drivers should plan to leave earlier than usual. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about safely crossing the street and walking through parking lots.

The minimum fine for
speeding in a school zone
 or illegally passing a stopped school bus:  $139.75

Drivers must be aware of & comply with traffic direction by Franklin Police School Patrol Crossing Guards. Motorists should be prepared to stop and follow their instructions.

Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s school website to familiarize themselves with drop-off and pick-up information.

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Franklin Police support organization awards thousands in college scholarships for officers’ children

Lt. Eric Anderson, Faith, Hope, and Carla Anderson

Franklin PD’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership, a volunteer-run nonprofit officer support organization, awarded three college scholarships today at Police Headquarters.

Faith Anderson and Hope Anderson, daughters of Lt. Eric (Carla) Anderson, each received a $1,000 college scholarship. Faith is headed to Birmingham-Southern, and Hope to the University of Memphis, this fall. Another $1,000 scholarship will be presented to Macy Savage, daughter of Ofc. Scott (Kim) Savage, in the coming days

This benefit is made possible because of LEAP, the generosity of the Franklin community, all in appreciation of our Franklin Police Officers.

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$15k Reward Offered for information on who murdered Jamarcus Esmon

On June 27, 2020, Jamarcus Esmon was murdered – gunned down on Edgewood Boulevard. He was 26.

With Esmon’s killer still at large, the reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of his killer has been raised to $15,000, thanks to Governor Bill Lee, who just added $10,000 to the $5,000 reward originally offered by Franklin Police. The additional reward money is thanks to the efforts of the District Attorney General, Kim Helper.

With $15k in reward money on the table, today, Franklin Police and Esmon’s family walked the neighborhood he was murdered in, hoping that their visit will encourage witnesses to come forward.

 Franklin Police will never slow in our efforts to find 
**** W h o   K i l l e d   J a m a r c u s   E s m o n ***
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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For Media: FPD nat-sound vid of officers in neighborhood today

Franklin Police announce several new promotions

Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner promoted several sworn members of the Department during a ceremony at Police Headquarters, this afternoon

“Each of these veteran officers has demonstrated that they possess the leadership, heart, and ability to serve our citizens well,” said Chief Faulkner. “I congratulate them on this next chapter in their career and know that they look forward to serving the Franklin community in new ways.”

Promoted to the rank of Captain:
Rick Clouse

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant:
Matt Smalley, Clayton Cates, and Aaron Compton

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant:
Robert Dilworth, Brandon Sandrell, Kenneth Gibbs, and Adam Cohen

Promoted to the rank of Detective:
Samantha Brooks and Kyle Brink

Promoted to the rank of Master Patrol Officer:
Wes Johnson, Michael Oliver, and Clint Riggs

Franklin Police Department
Professional, Progressive, Responsive
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Franklin PD Now Hiring: Police Officers

Through June 30, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on July 12 & 13. Qualified applicants will be contacted with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $47,500 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers, increasing to $50k after probation
  • $44,000 for entry-level, non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and paid holidays
  • Shift differential pay
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • TCRS enhanced retirement

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